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Course Code: SPYHS061

Course Level: Level 3

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Designed for individuals passionate about providing high-quality care and support to adults in various settings. Gain a comprehensive understanding of adult care principles, including promoting independence, dignity, and well-being. Learn to assess individual needs and deliver person-centered care that respects diversity and promotes inclusivity.

The course will run over approximately 12 months. Training and assessment will be in the workplace, and arranged with the assessor.

The course consists of nine core units. As well as core units, you will complete at least one Specialist Knowledge unit and a selection of Optional units relating to your work role.

Core Units include:

  • Communication
  • Health and Safety.
  • Role of a Care Worker.

Optional units include:

  • Move and positioning
  • Support the use of medication in social care settings

and many more

A total of 58 credits are required to achieve the Diploma. Evidence is produced from a number of methods e.g. workbooks, professional discussion etc (knowledge) and working practices for example observations (performance). All are designed to allow you to demonstrate your role and develop skills required in this highly sensitive area.

There are no formal qualifications required to do the course. However a Level 2 NVQ or QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care would be an advantage. A good general level of education and literacy would also be beneficial. Also to be in a work role to support the level of the qualification.

Assessment will take in the workplace through a range of direct observations, professional discussions, Q/As, case studies and written evidence, including witness statements of work roles already carried out. Recognised prior learning will also be used to meet the criteria where applicable.

Complete an on-line application form to be invited for an interview

Progression with career and specialist qualifications in health and social care. Further progression on to higher education for the health and social care sector. Also opportunities for other work place responsibilities and opportunities.

If you are 19-23, it is your first Level 3, and are studying an SFA approved Level 3 programme you may be eligible for full fee remission.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or Higher Education Loan to help with the costs of your course if you are 19 or older and the course you are studying is an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course. If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

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Flexible Start Dates - Blended Learning

Course Duration

52 weeks

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